Profoto B1X on trial in Mallorca

Profoto B1X tested in Mallorca

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The photographer Tim Kemple has put to the test the new autonomous flash Profoto B1X and has counted on the participation of Edu Marín for the final photographs.

Edu Marín as an outstanding athlete:

For those who follow this blog, Edu Marín is the climber who appears in the advertising photo album The Rock Crushers with his father. Both form an insurmountable team of climbers.

Trial video of the Profoto B1X in Mallorca:

For the Profoto B1X test, photographer Tim Kemple traveled to Mallorca.

It puts us in a spectacular and extreme environment from which this video offers us how the test was done and the advertising photos of the new autonomous flash of the Swedish manufacturer.

B1X flash release:

The flash release date is today, May 15, 2017, you can review the information in the article published on my website, within the tests or product reviews.

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More information:

If you want more information about the product, I recommend you visit the official website of the Manufacturer, today they are opening.

Where to buy this new flash:

You can buy the Profoto B1X flash in any Spanish official store.

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Buy a flash for Nikon cameras

Buy a flash for Nikon cameras

I’m sure you’ll have done a mess when it comes to thinking that flash for Nikon cameras buy. Certain accessories of strobist algutinan a lot of options, in the case of flashes and due to the current offer the purchase of a flash for Nikon cameras becomes a mess.

So it occurred to me to write this article so you can decide your purchase if you are a user of Nikon cameras and you are thinking of expanding your equipment with a compact flash that will improve your illuminated photographs through the strobist technique.

Before talking about flashes for Nikon:

Before listing the offer of specific flashes for Nikon cameras , or at least mention some of the alternatives of compact flashes for this Nippon brand, I would like to clarify some issues.

Big Flash walk or not walk:

This wedge of the popular saying is also applicable to the flashes, regardless if your camera is a Nikon D7100 or a Canon Eos 1200D SLR camera.

There are certain differences between the communication system of the cameras with the flashes for Nikon and that of flashes intended for use in Canon cameras. We are going to omit these technicalities since we are talking about Nikon .

The wedge refers to the fact that it is advisable to buy the “fattest” flash you can afford. The flash compatible with your Nikon camera that includes more features. The one with the most power If you have a better master function, you can control other Nikon compatible flash units.

In short, if your problem is not money, buy the best possible flash. Do not worry about the handling since you will be able to use any of them even without reading the user manual.

The absolute control of all the functions of the flash will come later, if you need some function when you need it you will find that the Nikon flash that you bought has become too small and you will need to invest again.

Do not regret later:

I should have bought a Metz 52 AF-1 that includes the wireless master function you’ll regret. My flash is not compatible with exposure in HSS. It is not possible to use this flash by using a trigger, etc …

To save you from these troubles , which in some cases occur due to lack of information, I recommend that you carefully read the specifications of the manufacturer of your camera and your flash.

Flash Metz 52 AF-1 Para Nikon

Flash Metz 52 AF-1 for Nikon:

The Metz 52 AF-1 for Nikon is one of the flashes of the German manufacturer that has more acceptance in the market thanks to its contained price since it incorporates all the necessary functions for advanced and professional users .

Wireless slave and master flash, synchronization of flash exposure in HSS mode (up to 1 / 8000s), guide number 52, learning mode. Powerful modeling light.

It is my favorite flash, I use it in Nikon systems. The operation is simple and controlled by touch screen, works with advanced Yongnuo triggers and other compatible. It is powerful enough because it has a GN 52. It incorporates a port to update the firmware.

Recycling is quite fast, up to 3 seconds at full power. With the diffuser removed it has an angular coverage of up to 14mm .

Compatibility with Nikon cameras:

Compatible with Nikon cameras model: Nikon D3s, D3X, D200, D3, D300, D300, D3000, D3x00, D40, D50, D5000, D5x00, D60, D600, D610, D70, D700, D700, D7000, D7100, D750, D80 , D800, Nikon D810 , D90.

Available flash modes : i-TTL, manual and multi flash or strobe.

 

Synchronization modes : Flash Master wireless, wireless slave, optical slave. It works perfectly with Nikon’s own CLS system.

 

Advanced functions : Flash in learning mode, flash exposure synchronization up to 1 / 8000s, exposure bracketing with flash, flash exposure lock, exposure compensation, allows you to combine different flash modes in a single shot when acting as a master. Synchronizes the 1st and 2nd curtains.

 

Zoom coverage : This flash has a zoom coverage in automatic and manual mode from 24 to 105mm, covering up to 14mm with the diffuser removed.

Flash Metz 52 AF-1 For Nikon

Flash Nissin Di866 MK-II for Nikon:

The Nissin di866 MK-II is another popular flash in this segment. The one of advanced and professional users. The price is also content and incorporates all the functions expected by this type of users who need compact units with advanced functions.

Master and slave wireless i-TTL, optical slave flash, multi flash or strobe. Includes a beam of light under the head to reduce red eyes. High sensitivity of the sensors capable of acting as a slave at a maximum distance of up to 25 meters.

Silent motor, pc-sync port, power port for external batteries , port to update firmware. Metallic shoe. Guide number 60 to ISO 100 and zoom to 105mm. Exposure with flash in HSS mode up to 1 / 8000s.

Recycling at full power not too fast, 5.5 seconds. The flash recycling time can be reduced with the Nissin power pack up to 0.7 seconds at full power.

Compatibility with Nikon systems:

Compatible with most Nikon digital SLR cameras and with flash and commanders: Nikon SB-800, Nikon SB-900, Nikon SU-800, Nikon SB-910, Nikon SB-600, etc …

Review the information offered by the manufacturer .

Available flash modes : i-TTL, TTL, manual and strobe flash.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master (3 groups), wireless slave, optical slave. It works perfectly with Nikon’s own CLS system and with other controllers such as the SU-800.

 

Advanced functions : Synchronization of exposure with flash up to 1 / 8000s, bracketing of flash exposure, flash exposure lock, exposure compensation, 3 groups available when acting as master flash. Synchronizes the 1st and 2nd curtains.

 

Zoom coverage : This flash has a zoom coverage in automatic and manual mode from 24 to 105mm, reaching to cover 18mm with the diffuser removed.

Nissin Di-866 MK-II flash price for Nikon 

Nissin Di 866 MK-II for Nikon

Flash Nikon SB-700:

The Nikon SB-700 flash is the alternative of Nikon’s own flash units that move within the same range of the flashes that are compared in this article. A flash with less power but with a few interesting functions.

Master and slave wireless i-TTL, manual flash and manual flash with priority to distance. Compatible with Nikon’s FX and DX sensors.

Very fair guide number from NG 38 to ISO and head in 120mm. It covers a viewing angle of 24 to 120mm with the possibility of selecting the weighted Central, Balanced and Standard lighting patterns.

Recycling at full power very fast, 2.5 seconds with alkaline batteries and 3.5 with lithium batteries. Automatic thermal protection system, protects the flash from overheating.

Compatibility with Nikon systems:

Compatible with most Nikon digital SLR cameras and with flash and commanders: Nikon SB-800, Nikon SB-900, Nikon SU-800, Nikon SB-910, Nikon SB-600, etc …

It includes a connection or USB port to update the firmware of the flash and prevent future incompatibilities with other accessories or Nikon cameras.

Available flash modes : i-TTL, TTL, manual and manual flash with priority to distance.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master (2 groups), wireless slave. It works perfectly with Nikon’s own CLS system and with other controllers such as the SU-800.

 

Advanced functions : Synchronization of exposure with flash up to 1 / 8000s, bracketing of flash exposure, flash exposure lock, exposure compensation, 2 groups available when acting as master flash. Synchronizes the 1st and 2nd curtains and has an extra mode for synchronization of the exposure with slow flash to second curtain.

 

Zoom coverage : This flash has a zoom coverage in automatic and manual mode from 24 to 120mm. Includes USB port to update the firmware.

 

Godox Ving V860 Flash for Nikon:

The Godox Ving V860 for Nikon is the most ingenious flash of the mentioned in this article of the photography blog , Godox incorporates in the Ving a feeding by battery of Li-Ion able to shoot up to 650 flashes with a single charge at full power.

Master and slave wireless i-TTL, manual flash, multi flash or strobe and optical slave with two modes.

Very fair guide number from NG 58 to ISO and head at 105mm. It covers a viewing angle of 24 to 105mm and reaches the wide-angle position with the integrated diffuser removed.

Recycling at full power extremely fast, up to 1.5 seconds at full power. Modeling light, FEC, FV blocking, synchronization to the first and second curtain and HSS mode.

Compatibility with Nikon systems:

Compatible with most Nikon digital SLR cameras and with the flash and commanders: Nikon SB-800, Nikon SB-900, Nikon SU-800, Nikon SB-910, Nikon SB-600, Nikon SB-700 and other accessories with the Nikon CLS system.

It includes a mini USB port to update the Godox Ving V860 flash firmware for Nikon.

Available flash modes : i-TTL, TTL, manual, multi and optical slave.

 

Synchronization modes : Wireless master (3 groups), wireless slave. It works perfectly with Nikon’s own CLS system and with other controllers such as the SU-800 or pop-up flashes capable of communicating with Nikon’s own CLS system.

 

Advanced functions : Synchronization of exposure with flash up to 1 / 8000s, bracketing of flash exposure, flash exposure lock, exposure compensation, 3 groups available when acting as master flash. Synchronizes the 1st and 2nd curtains.

 

Zoom coverage : This flash has a zoom coverage in automatic and manual mode from 24 to 105mm reaching wide angle with the diffuser removed.

Godox Ving V860 flash price for Nikon in Spain

Godox Ving V860 Flash for Nikon

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